Explore the uninterrupted impressive views of Laos by venturing to the Muang Ngoi and Sop Chem village, to witness the traditional weaving skills of the locals!
The Nong Khiaw can be described as heaven on Earth as the quaint little town is located in the midst of gorgeous sceneries, from towering limestone karsts to the beautiful Nam Ou river. From Nong Khiaw, you will head to the Nam Ou river upon a boat, where you will revel in the gorgeous nature with the towering limestone karsts. The Nam Ou river brings great significance to the people of Laos as the waters are suitable enough for transportation of goods. At the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, you may even discover the Pak Ou caves that is significant to Buddhists as the caves are filled to the brim with statues of Buddha. Along the boat ride, there will be quaint villages dotted along the banks of the Nam Ou river and the villages are the home of varying ethnic groups in Laos.
You will ake a stop upon a Lao village that is known to produce stunning artisanal fabrics through the intricate process of weaving. Take the opportunity to burn a hole in your pocket by purchasing the unique silk-woven or cotton textiles. Then, you will head to the Ban Muang Ngoi that is located along the riverside of the Nam Ou river. The Ban Muang Ngoi is a small village to at least 800 inhabitants that live their life by the way of sustenance. Observe the lifestyles of the villagers as they engage in their daily activities, which includes farming and fishing. The isolated village does not have the extravagance of the cities, such as internet access and landline telephones but it does have a place of worshipping and a small school. Try a cup of coffee at the local cafes that are located along a single road, that is a popular place for tourists to rest and chill at.
Begin your short trek along a beaten trail that is surrounded by stunning rice paddies that extend across the lands that will lead you to an opening of a cave. The Tham Kang and Tham Phra Kaew caves are hidden amongst dense jungle was at one point in time, a shelter against the American bombs that were released during the Second Indochina War in the 1960s. Discover the relics and artefacts that remained in the caves by the civilians staying there during the war. After exploring the hidden caves, you will make your way to the Ban Muang Ngoi before hopping aboard a boat to cruise downriver along the Nam Ou river to the Nong Khiaw.
15 - 30 days prior to the tour date, 30% of total package payment incurred.
7 - 14 days prior to the tour date, 50% of total package payment incurred.
1 - 6 days prior to the tour date, 100% of total package payment incurred.
No show, and cancellations on the tour date: No refund allowed.